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Inscribed fragments from upper part of a grave stele: seated Sphinx

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One of two preserved fragments from a dedicatory inscription associated with the grave stele with a seated sphinx (40.576).

Provenance

By 1940: with Brummer Gallery Inc., 110 East 58th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Brummer Gallery Inc., October 10, 1940

Credit Line

1931 and 1939 Purchase Funds

Greek, Archaic Period, about 535–530 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 017

Dimensions

10.8 x 28.9 x 5.1 cm (4.25 x 11 3/8 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

40.724b

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions